Stroke and mini-stroke (TIA) review
We are using this secure online system to help our patients who have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke (also known as a TIA or Transient Ischaemic Attack). This review includes questions about about current symptoms and their impact on daily life, a medication review if required, and relevant lifestyle information. Your answers will always be seen by the practice team, and you can indicate at the end if you feel further discussion is needed. This will allow us to monitor the impact of your condition and tailor treatment to your needs.
YOU NEED: Your recent weight and height.
OPTIONAL: Blood pressure is one of the most important ways to prevent strokes. You can enter blood pressure readings. It works best to gather a set of readings before continuing with this review. Measure your blood pressure in the morning and in the evening, while sitting down. Each time take two readings, 1 minute apart. Continue measurements twice daily for at least 4 days and ideally for 7.
You can also enter your resting heart rate (pulse rate).
SAFETY: If you experience any new symptoms of possible stroke or TIA (see below) you should contact emergency services without delay.
Your answers will be attached to your medical record but may not be seen immediately. This system should never be used if you are in need of urgent medical attention. In this event, please contact the appropriate services (999 or 111) or the practice as normal.